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The 11th Road Safety Performance Index Report: ETSC (DOP: 6/17)

28 June 2017

 

The report shows that the UK is one of the European countries making the slowest progress when it comes to reducing the number of road deaths, which fell by just 1.4% between 2010 and 2016, way short of both the EU28 average for the period (18.7%) and the target for 2020, which requires member countries to have reduced road deaths by 34% from 2010.

Of the 32 countries featured in the report, only Luxembourg (no change), Sweden (1.5% increase) and Malta (46.7% increase), failed to make better progress than the UK over the seven-year period.

The report uses the provisional GB figure for the year ending September 2016 (1,810 deaths) - as the data for 2016 is yet to be released - combined with the final 2016 data for Northern Ireland (63 deaths).

Looking at year-on-year progress, the UK’s 4.1% increase in fatalities in 2016 ranks it 24th out of the 32 counties. The figure is also above the EU28 average, which is a 2.0% reduction.

However in terms of deaths per million inhabitants during 2016, the UK is fourth in the table with 29. The EU28 average is 51.

 

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